|Registration is now live for OCW’s Smart Cycling Class!
Are you interested in how to safely and legally ride your bike on the road with all the rights and responsibilities of any other vehicle in traffic? OCW is now accepting registrations for our annual League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling class just in time for Bike Month 2018!
The classroom session will be held on May 2nd, 2018, from 6-9PM, at Performance Bikes in Laguna Hills.
The on-bike session will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8am – 2:30pm, in Irvine.
Registration will be live this week and we will be able to accommodate approximately 30 people, so register early! We have room for 10 eBikes this year, too!
Every cyclist can benefit by learning to ride safely and legally like any other vehicle on the road.
The Orange County Wheelmen offers the League of American Bicyclists two-day Smart Cycling class, teaching participants essential cycling skills:
- Bike Handling
- Crash Avoidance Skills
- Riding legally in traffic
- Bicycle Safety Checks
- Flat Repair
This course is recommended for adults and teens aged 15 and older. It is a fast-paced, 8-hour course teaching cyclists the principles of bicycle driving and is recommended for all cyclists, regardless of experience and bike-handling skills.
All participants will receive a League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling” handbook and a certificate upon successful completion of the written and skill-testing examinations. You are not required to take the exam after the class unless you want a certificate.
You are welcome to bring a light dinner/snack to eat during the classroom presentation.
The class is only $50 for the general public with $35 discount to members of the Orange County Wheelmen. Membership still a low $35 for individuals and $50 for families. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to become more confident while riding! Be sure to log in to the OCW website before registering.
Our class size is set up with 1 instructor for every 5 students so every attendee gets plenty of support during the course! Thank you Orange County Bicycle Coalition for volunteering two additional instructors this year!
If you have trouble registering online, please email Stacy Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will hold you a spot and help you register when you arrive to the class.
COURSE OVERVIEW: DAY 1
This is the classroom lecture and is held on a weekday evening prior to the “on the bike” training on a Saturday. Bike not required for this session.
COURSE OVERVIEW: DAY 2
During the 6 hour Saturday class, we cover bike handling skills on a closed course and a nine mile bike ride allowing participants to practice their cycling skills in small groups under the watchful eyes of OCW’s League of American Bicyclists-trained LCIs.
Please bring your bike, water, and money for lunch for the on-bike session.